The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Anambra State Chapter, has honoured the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, with excellence award for his humanitarian services, purposeful leadership and for his ardent belief in dignity of human labour.
Presenting the award, on Thursday, the body described Ezeokafor as a man of uncommon character, a selfless pastor, friend of the poor and a cheerful leader, whom, it was said, derived joy in making others happy even at the expense of his comfort.
The institute also commended the bishop’s love for the non-oil sector especially agriculture and his various initiatives which geared towards partnering with the Anambra State government in reducing unemployment in the State as well as to ameliorate the plights of the poor, widows, widowers, physically challenged.
Responding Bishop Ezeokafor who was represented by a priest in-charge of the Proposed Peter University, Achina, Aguata Council Area Rev. Fr. Wilfred Eke, thanked the institute for the recognition saying that the diocese would partner with the institute in its onerous task of promoting the non-oil sector.